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Tairua Gillies

Tairua Gillies

Digital Marketing Lead
Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Awa

A University of Waikato graduate (Bachelor of Management Studies double majoring in Marketing and Strategic Management), Tairua is a Te Arawa born, Rotorua raised digital marketing specialist, having previously worked at Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute as a marketing coordinator, then moving to Tauranga Moana as a digital marketing contractor and recently as the digital & content marketing manager for Arataki Systems.

Tairua comes with a wealth of experience in the digital space having worked on projects for the likes of Meta, Tourism New Zealand, NZRU, Crankworx, Emotiki and for Toi Kai Rawa’s very own He Rangatahi He Anamata.

Tairua is passionate about all things digital, continually building his digital knowledge, working with rangatahi Māori and hopes to one day be his own boss.